Beam Vacuum Operation BVO / TE-VSC-IVM

Course of Isolde new opearor of Miguel Luis Lozano Benito

ISOLDE in EDMS CERN-0000000088
ISOLDE Hardware Baseline CERN-0000154001

ISOLDE Schools and Courses link

Summer Student Lecture 2018 - Nuclear Physics Gerda Neyens Indico 716561 & 716562 2018  
Beam dynamics studies for 10 MHz post-accelerated RIBs in Phase 3 of the HIE-ISOLDE linac upgrade Matthew Alexander Fraser   2018 660622
Operations of the REX/HIE-ISOLDE linac during the 2017 Physics Campaign Jose Alberto Rodriguez Rodriguez   2018 660622
Beam commissioning and Operations of the REX/HIE-ISOLDE linac Jose Alberto Rodriguez Rodriguez   2018 678619
SRF Seminar - Seamless QWR for HIE-ISOLDE Silvia Teixeira Lopez Publication Document HIE-ACSCB-PP-0001 2018 1879008
ISOLDE Explained for Everybody Erwin Siesling   2016 538517
What is HIE-ISOLDE and how does it work Erwin Siesling OP Shutdown Lecture 2016 link
Technical News, On going shut down works  Richard Catherall 78th Collaboration Committee meeting 2017 link
ISOLDE report Richard Catherall 55th Meeting of the INTC 2017 link
LS2 Activities @ ISOLDE R Catherall, E Siesling, Y Kadi   2016 ppt
ISOLDE B-field Regulation + REX Consolidation Project M. Martino   2016 pptx
Off-line Physics at ISOLDE Richard Catherall LS2 COMMITTEE 2017 link
Technical News, Planning for winter shut down Richard Catherall 77th ISOLDE Collaboration Committee meeting   link
Satus of the heat leak search in the HIE-ISOLDE cryo system Olivier Pirotte     link
HIE-ISOLDE status and plans for 2017 Yacine Kadi   2016 link
HIE-ISOLDE results of commissioning and delivery of first physics beams Jose Alberto Rodriguez     link
Beam dynamics studies of the ISOLDE Post-Accelerator for the Hihg Intensityand Energy ugrade Matthew Alexander Fraser   2012 cds1473438
Operational Experience from the ISOLDE/REX Transfer Lines Fredrik Wenander   2012 link
ISOLDE - ISOLDE operation aspects Didier Voulot Shutdown lecture 2012 link
ISOLDE operation Erwin Siesling Shutdown lecture 2011 link
Assembly of an electrostatic quadrupole M.Eriksson   2006 pdf
HRS and GPS laser windows 2007 E.Siesling   2007 pdf
IMS_Setting up beam for an experimen M.Eriksson   2005 pdf
Normal beam images for Scanners and Wiregrids M.Eriksson   2005 pdf
Setting up Protons  Endline ISOLDE (GPS) M.Eriksson _ E.Siesling   2007 pdf
Setting up Protons  Endline ISOLDE (HRS) M.Eriksson _ E. Siesling   2007 pdf
Beam Optics T.Giles   2005 pdf
Check list - No beam to tapestation R.Catherall   2006 pdf
GPS P-SCAN template M.Eriksson   2007 pdf
HRS and GPS laser windows E.Siesling   2007 pdf
IMS_Setting up beam for an experimen M.Eriksson   2005 pdf
ISO OP Days E.Siesling   2008 pps
ISOLDE Operations E.Siesling   2005 ppt
Isotopechart       pdf
PSB Aspects E. Siesling   2005 ppt
REX OP Days E.PISELLI   2008 pps
REX Nitrogen Filling M.Eriksson   2007 pdf
Setup for Negative Ions M.Eriksson   2006 pdf
WAO 2007 Report M.Eriksson   2007 pps + RFQ installation

diagnostic boxes de HIE-ISOLDE :

Templates and Guidelines for ECR EDMS 1271880

Templates for ECRs are available on

ISOLDE templates we also have access to ShareLaTeX <>, 

For example, have a look at the CERN Report:


and the CERN Presentation:



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the available platforms, how to claim your account and how to use them.

Get in touch with CERN Authoring at <> for all your questions and comments (for example: how to suggest templates).

The PS-Booster supplies timing signals that allow the synchronization of actions at ISOLDE with the CERN supercycle and in particular with the proton pulse impact for the isotope production at the different separators the GPS and the HRS. The equipment to distribute the original Booster timing signals and those generated by ISOLDE can be found in the ISOLDE control room in rack RA02.

Figure 1. rack RA02.

Timing signals of the Booster:
The signals delivered by the Booster are distributed via the PS-Timing Repeaters. Caution: These pulses have a height of about 24V and may easily damage your equipment! Repeater number 1 is exclusively for ISOLDE internal use. User have to restrict their connections to repeater 2 and 3! 

Timing signals of ISOLDE:
For the two separators the delay times T1 and T2 are generated depending onto which target a proton pulse is shot. Both delays are adjusted in rack RA02 and may not be changed by the users! They are distributed from the backside of the T1 and T2 repeaters in rack RA02. T1 triggers the main beam gate of the separator to close just before the high tension is brought to zero for the time of the proton pulse impact (ca. 14ms after the Booster warning signal BEX.WISOGPS or BEX.WISOHRS). T2 opens the beam gate 4.8 ms after the proton impact and can therefore also be used as a starting trigger for the experiments.

Figure 2. Timing adjustement


For more information see the description of available signals and the layout of the PS-timing repeaters with the official cabling numbers for these signals.



Slit system YHRS.TCS2400

The system consists of two jaws right (R) and left (L) and a combination of preumatic and stepping motor drives.
The slit jaws can be fully opened and closed to a preset value by a pneumatic system. The control of it is in RA 03 in crate "ISOLDE COLLIMATOR CONTROL" via channel 1.
Fully opened is called "OUT", closed to preset value is called "IN". The stepping motor control is in RA 04. WARNING: Do not adjust the settings of jaw position while the slit is closed!


Slit system YHRS.TCES6750 ("final focus")

The system consits of two jaws, right (R) and left (L) that are driven by stepping motors (left and right as seen by the beam). The stepping motor control is in RA 04.

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